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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals. Our Calico Amber Ale takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1267) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Damn, that’s pretty, Jewel-toned amber with a creamy head -- that’s just an amazing color. Nose is citrus, tropical fruit, and camphor. A good punch of hops up front, then a silky, round, malty finish -- amazingly smooth and rich on the palate. Finishes long and dry. Yeah.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (459) - - MAR 14, 2015
A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals. Our Calico Amber Ale takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a pint glass. Amber appearance with a lacy beige head. Nice rounded malty flavor, mild sweetness balanced by a mild hop bitterness, of the fruity and floral variety. Solid amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (980) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Large sample pour of caramel amber with a decent sized white head. Nose is caramel malts and paired with a citrus note, not too bitter though. Flavor follows, caramel and biscuity malts with again more citrus note.... Honestly, for a highly rated amber, I kinda wanted more... It’s not bad, it’s just not anythin really spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi - dark red color with a slight transparency about it allowing a light carbonation to be seen rising. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within about a minute leaving some messy lacing roaming all about. The smell had a slight sweet caramel roasted nutty glossed over maltiness about it. The taste was basically the same as the aroma leaving a nice thick caramel malty aftertaste. A dry sweet finish ends off the taste. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. It was mostly smooth. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Amber / Red ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & citrus hops; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1653) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Deep red amber. Nose of sticky toasted malt and caramel with citrus hops. Flavor follows with tart toasted malt and citrus and mild grapfruit. Lingering citrus and malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Draft pour at Bottleworks. Pours a super dark copper color with a creamy head. Faint malts aroma. Flavor is pretty bitter throughout. Bready flavor as well. Really bitter finish. Very impressed with ballast point. Not so much with this beer. Plain and average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2535) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Perfect blend of sweet malt and gentle hops. Nice copper color with small beige head, malty, biscuit aroma, taste comes on with a hint of bitter hops. Bitterness lingers on the palate, along with some nutty and sweet flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7756) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
12 oz bottle. CA440. From saveur-biere.com.
Slightly cloudy reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel malt, sweet piney hops, mild bitterness and some mild dessert wine sweetness in the aroma. American Amber Ale as its best (and worst). The flavour is pretty much the same. Sweetness, hops and malt. I’m so narrow-minded that I can’t enjoy these sweet American Amber Ales...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1240) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear orange with red hues and an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, nutty, bread. Taste is crisp, bitter finish, light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Overall, okay.


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